You know those tv shows that show either scientists or detectives or mathematicians standing at a giant board with facts and pictures and names or dates. Anyways, it is just full and they are trying to put the pieces together.
I love that image because I like to think that is how God sees me. Everything that I have faced, all of my tasks for the week, the people who will come into my life next month, next year, 20 years from now, and how all of it fits into His plan. He knows how all the pieces fit and exactly when to put them into place.
“See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands. Your walls are ever before me.”
What a comfort! When I can’t see the “why” or “how” and when I find myself saying, “God I was so sure of this calling. But this setback makes it seem impossible.” I know he sees the long game. All the players. All the plays. My wall, the one with all the strings connecting dots and dreams, with my fears covered up by His truth and plans for my life. It is always in front of Him. You won’t see it sitting empty, as if He has gone on a much deserved coffee break. Day and night, he is working on my wall.
Speaking of walls. I have been escaping the walls of my house every day because the weather has been so lovely. Oh what spring does for the spirits! I spent some time under our cherry tree watching the sprinkle water our newly-seeded yard and I felt just an overwhelming giddiness. This year has been so good so far. And to think that more good is coming. Thank you Lord for the hope of good things. For making our walls beautiful.
Things I am praying for this week:
Matt’s bids to be accepted in the upcoming weeks. Diligence and fortitude to keep continuing to work hard and see beautiful results from that hard work.
Discipline for myself in exercise. It has improved my life in so many ways, especially sleep and goodness knows I need sleep!
Land. (Man do our hearts desire to be on land).
Our financial goals to be met. It is hard and I mean HARD to save money in a culture that encourages everyone to spend spend spend on new clothes, house decorations, vacations, you name it. BUT we will continue to keep our eyes focused on the things above. The things God has set our hearts on. — I was washing cars with my dad last week and we had the opportunity to talk about finances (actually I was bummed, because WHAT ARE WE DOING WRONG if we can’t afford four vacations a year and name brand clothes). He is always full of stories and anecdotes, but the thing that stuck with me is this: he asked, “who do you look to to model your finances after?” and I said, “well I guess you and mom.” To which he said, “no baby, you model your finances after the teachings of the Bible.” Yes. Thank you Lord for parents that continually point us toward the Bible.
For the grass seeds that we put in the ground to grow. We tried last year and apparently didn’t do something right. We are tired of being the most hated people in the neighborhood #yardprobs
As always, for continued health and healing for Matt. For God, The Great Physician, to examine his body daily and completely remove anything harmful and encourage health and vitality. Longevity in this life and for cancer to not tough our lives again.
Amen & Amen
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